12 December 2018

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met ambassador Rabani met ambassadors of United Arab Emirates, France, Arab Republic of Egypt and the Netherlands, a statement from MoFA said yesterday.
The said ambassadors paid courtesy calls on Foreign Minister Rabbani prior to presenting their credentials to President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the statement added.
The Afghan Foreign Minister, meeting the ambassadors separately, briefly discussed with them bilateral ties between Afghanistan their respective countries.  The new ambassadors expressed readiness to bolster ties including cooperation in some important areas, according to the statement.
The ambassadors were Eisa Salem’ Mohammad Al Daheri from UAE, David Martion from France, Hany Saleh Mostafa Ahmad from the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Ernst Albert Noorman from the Netherlands, the statement concluded.
 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The security and defense sector leadership meeting was held with National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib on the chair here on Monday evening, a statement from office of the national Security Council said yesterday.
The session review security situations in Farah, Kunduz, Helmand, Badghis, Badakhshan, Kandahar, Maidan Wardak, Urozgan, Samangan, Faryab, Nangarhar and Herat provinces, the statement added.
The session said the Afghan forces were continuing suppressing enemies across the country and would spare no effort to foil their vicious goals.
They also said offensive operations were going on and the militants sustained heavy casualties in different province said.
The leadership of the security and defense sector assured the session on proper coordination and cooperation among them for security of the people.
Praising security and defense forces’ work, NSA Mohib emphasized on security of the highways, instructing officials to do more to increase coordination, the statement concluded.
 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Kabul, (BNA) The National Procurement Commission’s (NPC) 173rd session was held with Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on the chair here yesterday and approved 19 billion Afghanis, a statement from the office of the president said. According to the statement, the approved contracts included procurement and installation of Radar systems, reconstruction of surrounding Archi irrigation canals in Kunduz province, reconstruction of Charikar roads, reconstruction of building, electricity and sewer system of Paktia’s governor house, construction of wall related to Hamid Karzai International Airport, procurement of oil for maintenance of Salang Pass, reconstruction of Domanda Mangal-Qalandar road of Khost province, recruitment of evaluator for new Salang Pass’s advisory project, construction of 27 police checkpoints in Ghazni province, procurement of essential for Ministry of Interior’s vehicles, procurement of meat for 101 Asmayee military Breshna Sherkat’s procurement proposal for purchasing of essentials to Ghorband 20 KV electricity project. The NPC session also approved Ministry of Defense proposals for price corrections of some projects and extending the deadline of the maintenance projects for border and civil order forces but instructed the ministry to process the needed medicines through state to state projects, the statement said. The session rejected other three projects related to Kabul Municipality on increasing the prices of three types of oil, Ministry of Interior’s procurement of non-good items and construction of Chah-Anjeer-Gereshk road due to technical issues. The NPC meeting also discussed the Real Time Data Management project of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology, saying the project would be approved if the ministry’s concern on the issue has been removed, the statement added. Meanwhile the session approved National Procurement Authority’s request for transportation of vehicles from Hairatan port to Kabul city, which was earlier agreed with Uzbekistan. The meeting was attended by international and national observers, representatives of Parliament, Integrity Watch Afghanistan, SIGAR and Resolute Support Mission, the statement concluded.
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:52

Explosion Jolted Kabul’s Paghman District

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Sound of a huge explosion heard in relevant areas of Kabul’s Paghman district earlier today.
It has been said, a large blast targeted military convey in Paghman district, located in northwest of Kabul province.
Nasrat Rahimi deputy spokesman for Ministry of Interior confirmed the blast, but said nothing about the probable casualties of the incident.
This is a developing story…
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced the initial of Wolesi Jirga elections from Balkh, Logar, Paktika, Badakhshan and Faryab provinces.
Addressing reporters in Kabul, IEC chief Abdul Badi Sayyad said candidates Ghulam Mohammad Abbas Ibrahimzada, Abdul Hameed Sharifi, Ahmad Shah Ramazan, Mohammad Ali Mohaqiq, Mualem Khan Azadi, Syed Zahir Shah Masrour, Raees Abdul Khaleq, Gul Rahman Hamdard, Saifurai Niyazi, Fawzia Hameedi and Breshana Rabai have grabbed the majority votes in Balkh province according to the primary results.
He said from Logar, Mohammad Ismael Sediqui, Wafullah Eftikhar, Eng. Mohammad Asif Nabizai and Huma Ahmadi were leading candidates.
Mohammad Merza Katawazai, Mohammad Daud Katawazai, Nader Khan Katawazai and Hela Mujtaba won most of the votes in Paktika provinces.
From Badakhshah, the IEC head said Abdul Rauf Enami, Abdul Shakour Waqif Hakemi, Hujatullah Kheradmand, Abdul Wali Niyazi, Mualvi Zabihullah Atiq, Zalmai Mujadidi, Dr. Ahmad Zia Yaftali, Nelofar Ibrahimi and Sadiqa Adeb collected the majority votes.
From Faryab province, Hashmatullah Arman, Rasoul Faryabi, Mohammad Hashim Khan, Syed Babar Jamal, Sanjar Kargar, Mohammad Anwar Basheleq, Rangeni Kargar, Shafiqi Sakha Yolichi and Fauzia Raufi secured most of the votes.
Sayyad said the results he announced were primary and if there were any objections, they could be referred to the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC).
He added some complaints regarding Balkh elections existed and the two commissions would jointly address these complaints before the final results.
According to Sayyad, these are primary results a change is possible in the final results.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:50

Man Detained With Consignment of Narcotic Drug

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Jalalabad (BNA) A man was detained with consignment of narcotic drug in Nangarhar province late last night.
The man wanted to smuggle 23kg of hashish from Behsood District to Jalalabad city, detained by police forces.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, the detained man skillfully placed the narcotic drug in a vehicle.
In primary investigation, the man acknowledged to smuggling of several narcotic drug.
T. Yarzada
 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Trenkot (BNA) 14 armed Taliban rebels were killed in three separate events in Urozgan province yesterday.
First event occurred while security forces raid target Taliban strongholds in suburb of Treniot city, capital of Urozgan province.
Atal army corps commander in south of the country told BNA, in the raid, 10 Taliban rebels were killed and their strongholds with all war equipment have been demolished.
Another report says, security forces attacked on two groups of Taliban insurgents in Urozgan province and killed four insurgents.
The events occurred in Charcheno, Chora districts, while planting mine by Taliban on a main road of the districts.
T. Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:49

Commentary

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Any peace agreement becomes effective when the two sides respect the interest of each other and take firm steps toward ensuring public interests.
BNA social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes Zalmay Khalilzad the US special for Afghanistan has so far several times visited Taliban representatives and he is optimistic about the negotiations and talking about reaching some agreements. One of the agreements is releasing of Taliban’s prisoners.
Some media especially Pakistani media reported that Taliban in their talks with US foreign ministry envoy have presented a list of ten thousand of their prisoners who are behind bars in Afghan state run prisons.  Probably the two sides in their last negotiations have reach agreement on releasing the prisoners.
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has said nothing in that regard so far, but persistently insisted that peace negotiation is ownership of Afghans and the achievements of Afghan people would not deal in these negotiations.
Afghan people and government while welcome any move that restore peace and stability in to the country,   but insist that in such negotiations, the release of prisoners who have caused violence, killed and destructed should not be the main issue, there are many other issues that should be given priority.
On the other hand Taliban in any session or move for peace only think about their own interests, while for reaching peace agreement, the two sides should be committed to peace and the interests of each other and honestly take effective steps in the regard.
Peace in not one way street that only the state passes, release the prisoners or gives other privileges. On peace street there is a need both the government and oppositions move parallel in order the interests of both sides ensured.
The war stricken countries experiences who were involved in war for many years then reached understanding demonstrate that they have first agreed on generals and then agreed on every article of the issue.
In such agreements, freedom of prisoners had been a part of the agreement.    
But in Afghanistan such a thing has not seen. In the past thousands of Taliban have been released from prisons but never been effective for peace and mad the battle fields of Taliban warmer. Today we are witnessing the result of it.
It should not forget that Afghan people want peace but the peace that the authorities of the state insist on. This is a honorable, extensive and across Afghanistan peace that ensures national values, not negotiations aiming just the release of a number of prisoners.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:48

Eight Policemen Martyred By Taliban Attacks

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Maimana (BNA) Eight policemen were martyred by Taliban attacks on their hideouts in Qaisar District, Faryab province last night.
Karim Yorish police spokesman of Qaisar district told BNA, Taliban stormed on police checkpoints in Almar bazaar, which caused martyring of eight policemen including Wahid Bai one of uprising people commander and five other policemen have been wounded.
According to Almar district governor, fight continues between the two sides, and heavy casualties inflected to Taliban.
T. Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:48

37 Armed Oppositions Killed Across The Country

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Kabul (BNA) The defense forces in the last 24 hours conducting joint offensive operations in various parts of the country killed 37 armed  oppositions, wounded 29 others.
According to national defense ministry press office to BNA, the operations were launched with support of air forces in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Ghazni, Logar, Zabul, Urozgan, Herat, Badghis, Samangan, Faryab, Kunduz and Helmand province.
T. Yarzada

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